Jocelle Koh

Writing has always been my chosen form of expression, and has opened up opportunities for me that I could only have dreamed of. As I've grown and started moving into other mediums of expression, writing has nevertheless accompanied me, recording my most prized experiences.
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Interview: Waa Wei – Adapt like a Cloud, Coordinate like an Octopus, her Road to Creativity –

With a soothing, silken set of vocal chords and a flair for innovation, it is no surprise that Taiwanese singer-songwriter Waa Wei has been nominated year after year for her works at the Golden Melody Awards, and was voted by Hello Asia ‘Best Mandarin Female Singer’ of 2016 for her latest album ‘Run! Frantic Flowers’. The critically acclaimed album includes ten songs that were written specially to fit within the “Run! Frantic Flowers未路狂花” concept of the album, which is a phrase that means to br
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Eve Ai: There’s a Method to her Madness –

Humorous, chatty and bubbly on one hand and sincere, honest and compassionate on the other; my interview with Taiwanese singer-songwriter Eve Ai was a crockpot of all things interesting as she generously doled out anecdotes that highlighted the multifaceted and intriguing nature of her personality and music. Indeed, it has been her music’s eclectic yet electrifying nature that has afforded her musical works so much critical acclaim since her debut. Nominated for six categories at this years’ Go
Asian Pop Weekly

10 Questions with Higher Brothers (88Rising): Bringing Wechat To The World

In 2016, 88Rising a media platform which has since its debut garnered a reputation for unearthing some of Asia’s most classed-up hip hop acts (Rich Chigga from Indonesia, Keith Ape from Korea) introduced a new group to their bad-ass posse: a motley crew of Chinese natives who call themselves the Higher Brothers. Upon releasing a couple of tracks, the Higher Brothers’ style of East-meets-West hip hop started to catch the attention of Western viewers worldwide, amassing millions of views apiece.
Hello Asia!

Crowd Lu on breakfast, family and homelessness –

“A Tainan boy living in Taipei, trying to sing out his ideas about life using an acoustic guitar. Likes to eat breakfast. Positive thinking in music aids digestion.” When asked to describe himself in one sentence to fans, this is how quirky Taiwanese singer-songwriter Crowd Lu decided to do it. Famous for his obsession with breakfast as the most important meal of the day (he’s even written a song about it), the 31 year-old who was recently crowned ‘Best Male Singer’ at Hello Asia’s C-Pop awards
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Zooey Wonder: Why You Would Fall In Love with Wonderland –

Crowned Hello Asia’s Best Newcomer at the recent 2016 C-pop awards, this accomplishment was by no means the biggest achievement of Taiwanese indie singer-songwriter Zooey Wonder’s year. First coming to my attention after her song ‘Wonderland’ was featured in award-winning film director Armando Bo’s short film Lifeline (starring Olivia Munn and Wang Leehom), I was even more bowled over after finding out more about her story and her music. Proffering a warm, soothing brand of Folktronica and Ambie
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Khalil Fong on the making of “Journey To The West” –

Ask any self-respecting ABC (stands for American-born-Chinese) for a list of their favourite Chinese music artists off the top of their head, and there’s a high chance Khalil Fong is somewhere on that list. The prolific artist, who since his debut in 2006 has made a name for himself with his unique curation of Soul, R&B, Urban, Blues and Jazz music is largely lauded for his introduction of soul and blues music into the Chinese music scene. As his musical influences imply, Fong is an ABC himse
YAM Magazine

On Being Human: Interview with Lara Veronin

For those of you who aren’t clued in yet, Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter Lara Veronin (梁心頤) has recently released her new single Where Do We Go at the end of what has been a tumultuous year for her. The sweet, vivacious 28 year-old who was once part of band Nan Quan Mama (南拳媽媽) and previously under Jay Chou’s record label JVR Music spoke to YAM Magazine about what she’s been up to since her last album in 2012, and about all the ins and outs of her thoughts for this single.
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